PRINCIPLES OF SMALL ENGINE TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATION

The Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) Principles of Small Engine Technology Certification verifies competency in industry-standard equipment and tools needed to begin entry-level careers in the outdoor power equipment industry.

 

Meeting the Industry Need

The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by EETC, a membership comprised of industry professionals from manufacturers, distributors, dealers, educational institutions and associations. Companies who are represented through membership include Kawasaki Engines, Honda Engines, Briggs and Stratton, Kohler Engines and others.

The certification validates individuals have acquired the basic knowledge and skills necessary to troubleshoot, repair, service and maintain 4-stroke small engines. Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter high-demand roles within the industry. Additionally, the certification allows employers to identify and connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jump-starting individuals’ careers.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for small engine mechanics are expected to grow by five percent from 2016 to 2026.

Industry Standards

The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and skills from the following weighted industry standards:

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ENGINE COMPONENTS & OPERATIONS OVERVIEW

Engine Component Identification (pistons, piston rings, wristpin, connecting rod, crankshift, lifters, valves)
Engine Cooling Systems
Engine Oil & Lubrication Systems
Fuel System
Emission System
Electrical System
Governor System

60%

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TOOLS, PARTS & EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT

Precision Measuring Tools
Testing Instruments
Servicing Tools & Equipment
Hand Tools
Testing Tools & Equipment
Storage & Maintenance

10%

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DISASSEMBLY PROCEDURES

Preparation of Disassembly
Removal of Muffler Assembly
Removal of Levers & Linkage
Removal of Valve Cover Breather Assembly
Removal of Closure Plate

10%

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ASSEMBLY PROCEDURES

Installation of Oil Sentry
Installation of Flywheel
Installation of Ignition Module
Installation of Fuel Tank

10%

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BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING, REPAIR, SERVICE & MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES

Inspection of Parts
Evaluation of Parts for Wear Tolerance
Repairing Parts (carburetor, recoil assembly, valve seats, piston rings)
Testing Procedures

10%

About Equipment & Engine Training Council

The Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) is a non-profit association addressing the critical shortage of service technicians through its school accreditation and EETC technician certification programs. Membership is made up of industry professionals from manufacturers, distributors, dealers, educational institutions and associations.

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